Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Release Blitz and Review: All Things Pretty by M. Leighton

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We are so stoked to bring you the Release Day Launch for M. Leighton's ALL THINGS PRETTY! ALL THINGS PRETTY is a Contemporary Adult Romance and the third novel in M. Leighton’s Pretty Series. Sig's book is here!


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All Things Pretty
Pretending to be something they’re not, afraid to trust anyone completely, destined to tear each other apart– this is the story of unlikely love and unbearable consequences. Sig Locke is a cop. He was raised by a cop and all his brothers are cops. He bleeds blue, believes in right and wrong, and sees in black and white, never in shades of gray. But that was before he met Tommi. Tommi, with her long legs and bright green eyes, she captured Sig’s interest from the moment he saw her. Even after he discovered who she was–the girlfriend of a drug dealer, the beauty behind a criminal–he still found her utterly irresistible. What Sig doesn’t know, however, is that she has a secret even a cop can’t uncover. Tommi Lawrence hasn’t had an easy life, and it only got more complicated the day she met Sig. She learned long ago that she can’t trust anyone. Her gut tells her that Sig is no exception, her heart tells her that he is. But that was before she found out his real identity. Can love be forged in a fire of lies? Or will the truth destroy them both?

4.5 sensational stars!!!
Review by Nicole Lorenzo

 Sig Locke has followed the family tradition of becoming a cop just like his father and brothers. What he wants more than anything is to take his career to the next level. When Sig pulls over to help a girl on the side of the road he finds a lot more than a damsel in distress. Tommi Lawrence with her legs for days and big green eyes leave Sig speechless. He immediately wants to do anything to help her and find out more about her. What he finds out could be the key to advancing his career. Tommi is the girlfriend of a well-known drug dealer and all around criminal. What Sig can’t figure out is why a girl like her would bother with scum like Lance Tonin.

“Tommi, with the body of a porn star and the name of a tomboy, just might be the perfect woman.
If only she wasn’t dating a damn criminal.”

Tommi Lawrence has so many secrets, her secrets have secrets. She has a plan in motion and dating Lance Tonin is the only option she has right now. Everything is in order until she meets Sig. When he shows up on the side of the road to help her, at First Tommi is hesitant, but having no other choice, agrees to Sigs assistance. From that first meeting she can’t get him out of her mind, but knows she doesn’t have a choice, she can’t afford any distractions. It becomes near impossible to stay away from him when Sig is suddenly a part of her everyday life. Sig shows every intention of getting to know her and he swears that Tommi can trust him, but Tommi doesn’t trust anyone.

“The more familiar we become, the more risk there is to me, to my plan. So really, as much as parts of me are dying to know more, aching to feel more, this is for the best.
If only it felt like it was for the best.”

The more time they spend together the more it becomes harder and harder for Tommi to keep her secrets hidden. Little by little Sig is cracking at her walls and she starts to share little bits and pieces of her real self with him. But the little that Sig does knows doesn’t even begin to touch the surface of what she is hiding. Lines have crossed between them that change everything, and if Tonin ever found out heads would roll.

“He was forbidden before. He’s flat out dangerous now. He could ruin everything. Get people hurt, himself included. And that’s a risk I can’t take, no matter how tempting he is.”

Sig wants nothing more than to save this girl. She deserves so much more than a drug dealing criminal as a boyfriend. He knows she’s with him for some reason, he just can’t figure out why, or what he has over her to make her stay. What had started out as just a job has turned into so much more. Tommi is going to need Sig more than ever when someone important to her is taken!!

*Due to publishing contracts M.Leighton had to keep this part of Sigs story at 65,000 words. Because of this she is going to release the second part of the story FREE of charge. All you have to do is sign up for her newsletter!

M. Leighton’s website: www.mleightonbooks.com.
 On 10/14/14 it will be delivered to you in the format of your choice!!  

 I have been looking forward to Sigs story since the very first book in this series! Boy oh Boy I was not disappointed!!  M. Leighton definitely outdid herself with this one! My anxiety was so high the more and more I read! It’s suspenseful, sexy and quite mysterious. The chemistry between Tommi and Sig is hot and instantaneous. But the secrets they are both keeping from each other make a real relationship between them most impossible. For one thing Tommi is dating Tonin. You know she has motives, but they haven’t been revealed yet. For the life of me I can’t figure it out and I love that! I love when the author has the capability to make the readers guess and question the outcome. I will be waiting on pins and needles for the conclusion of their story that will be released on 10/14/14!!!

Her lips are still curved when she turns her attention back to me. Something about the moment hits me like a punch to the gut. I think for a second that I could stand here and stare at her, just enjoy her smile and her happiness for hours. Days, maybe. But I can’t. We can’t. So, instead, I brush a clump of mud from the end of her nose. “Have fun?” “I did. Thank you. This was so good for him.” “And you.” “And me,” she concedes. “You can be the real you around me anytime. I won’t tell a soul.” “So you prefer this?” “Oh, hell yeah! I don’t need glamorous. Or proper.” “I’m not proper.” “You forget that I heard your…expressiveness that day on the side of the road. And it didn’t consist of ‘darn’ or ‘golly gee’. But I haven’t heard anything like that come out of your mouth since then.” “Ladies aren’t supposed to talk that way, according to Lance.” “I don’t want a lady. I want a woman. One who knows her own mind. One who wears what she’s comfortable in, one who says what she’s thinking.” I take a step closer. I can’t help myself. Her scent draws me in. Even covered in mud, she smells like sexy sunshine. “I want the woman who kisses like she’s on fire and makes me feel like I’m the only one who can put her out.” “Sig,” she begins. I break in to cut her off. I know her objections. And I know how much I don’t want to hear them. “I’m just being honest. I’m not even touching you.” Her eyes are glued to mine, a damn near irresistible gravity pulling us together. “It’s not like you can anyway. I mean, we’re in public. With my little brother. What could you possibly touch?” I reach down and smear my hand in mud. With her eyes locked on mine, I reach between us and flatten my palm on her chest, right over her heart. “This. I’d touch this.” 

Author PhotoNew York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author, M. Leighton, is a native of Ohio. She relocated to the warmer climates of the South, where she can be near the water all summer and miss the snow all winter. Possessed of an overactive imagination from early in her childhood, M. Leighton finally found an acceptable outlet for her fantastical visions: literary fiction. Having written over a dozen novels, these days M. Leighton enjoys letting her mind wander to more romantic settings with sexy Southern guys, much like the one she married and the ones you'll find in her latest books. When her thoughts aren't roaming in that direction, she'll be riding horses, swimming in ponds and experiencing life on a ranch, all without leaving the cozy comfort of her office.
A note from M. Leighton: I love coffee and chocolate, even more so when they are combined. I'm convinced that one day they could be the basis for world peace. I also love the color red and am seriously considering dying my hair.

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1 comment:

  1. So hard to choose ... Cash is the first one that jumped into my head so I'll go with him. Thanks for the chance to win!


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